Sunday, June 11, 2017

Heartache to Hope!




Scotland - a magnificently beautiful country which I was fortunate enough to experience years ago when we took my mother to see the land of her parents’ birth. A highlight of the trip was seeing all the black-faced sheep on the hillsides and at times right on the road in front of us! I even brought one of them home with me (photo above).

Little did I know how significant sheep would be in my family’s journey.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Two Sparrows or a Headache



What – me worry? No way. I wrote a book on prayer. Hmmm. It seems I am not immune to fretting nonetheless.

One day during my prayer time God gave me an image of two sparrows sitting in His hands. Immediately this Scripture came to mind: “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father's care” (Matthew 10:29 NIV).

Matthew 6:26 also tells us that the birds of the air do not sow or reap and yet our heavenly Father feeds them all. “Are you not much more valuable than they?”

What was God trying to tell me?

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dancing with God?

Which is more fun - dancing alone or with a partner? Judging from the popularity of the TV show Dancing with the Stars, one might guess dancing with a  partner.

But why is it when we pray, we tend to be loners? I'm not referring to finding a quiet spot to pray in - after all distractions can be a nuisance. I am referring to something quite different; something not taught in many church circles.